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The Mountain Shadows Guest House

Off Keerweder Road | Klein Drakenstein, Paarl 7620, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bellville, South Africa
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you to Cathy, Misty and the whole family. Their friendly welcome, including the roaring fire in this great house, care & kindness are well remembered. Very tasty breakfast. The surrounding land with mountain backdrop, magnificent!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Mountain Shadows has a wonderful relaxed vibe. Their staff are friendly and make you feel like you are part of the family. The venue is rustic and very simple, but the views are amazing, the beds super comfortable and the food is delicious.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Your property has an amazing setting and such a tranquil ambience i could live there permanently the rooms were well appointed (shower a bit small for us large folks haha) breakfast was ok could do with a upgrade and some help as the one chef/ waiter person struggles to cope but not a train smash i suppose switching to cape... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Great location for those wishing to explore the wine areas of Paarl,Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. 10 mins from Paarl for those seeking a restaurant in the evening. Gerald and Kathy are lovely hosts and make you feel really welcome.Admittedly the rooms need a little bit of freshening up but they are very clean and the history more than makes up for... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The service was great and Kathy is really friendly. The was excellent and well kept and tidy. More than I expected. Shadow Mountains is such a lovely farm and the surroundings are beautiful. I love the peace en tranquillity. I'm sorry I had such a short stay.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Only when we got there did they inform us that in actual fact there were no staff and breakfast and cleaning services were not available; the owner said that I had received an email stating this and informing me that there was a reduced rate this was not the case, why then did I receive an email quoting the full... More 

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Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

2 nights of peace and perfection is a beautiful place with lovely people and their collection of dogs. My friends and I are here working hard on a project and the contrast is exactly what we hoped for. Peace, warmth and great hospitality. All was incredibly good and we will be back - next weekend is our hope.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

As a manager for a band, we booked with with Mountain Shadows for accommodation for a gig nearby on New Year's Eve. We had been on a lengthy tour around the country and as a result, I had a lot of tired musicians when we arrived. We were greeted by the friendliest family you could hope for, the rooms were... More 

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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Our stay at the Mountain Shadows guest house was simply amazing. For people planning to visit PAARL this is the place, sweeping wineries, Olive orchards, sprawling lush green lawns & towering mountain ranges adding up to the perfect ambiance and solitude required. The rooms giving the look & feel of an old world charm yet completely comfortable. We also enjoyed... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Beautiful setting, but poor service and rather tired, tatty appearance not acceptable for price paid. There was no-one to greet us on arrival and no coffee or milk in our room. The air-conditioner was noisy and faulty, interior walls are cracked from damp, and a dog barked incessantly for almost an hour at night with no effort made to stop... More 

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